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Why Does My Furnace Smell When I First Turn It On?

Now that the first cold snaps have hit our area, many people are turning on their furnaces for the first time this season—and in addition to a houseful of warmth, they’re also getting a strange burning smell. So where’s that smell coming from and should you be worried?

Thankfully, the answer is quite simple—no furnace repair or replacement should be needed! Over the course of the summer, your heating system has been gathering dust and other debris—and that odor you smell when you turn it on for the first time is actually just that dust burning away. The smell should go away after one or two uses.

It’s also important to remember furnace maintenance at the start of the season. Now is the perfect time to schedule your annual maintenance. Contact us online by filling out the form on this page or call 732-455-9110 to set an appointment!

Our Furnace Maintenance Services

Although the smell of dust burning away when your first turn on your furnace may be unavoidable, there are a lot of other heating woes you can avoid altogether with regular maintenance. When you schedule a furnace maintenance appointment with the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning in central New Jersey, we will:

  • Check your thermostat calibration
  • Clean the furnace ignition assembly
  • Test the furnace starting capabilities
  • Monitor the flue draft
  • Inspect the gas piping
  • Change the air filter
  • Adjust the gas pressure and pilot
  • And much more

Learn more about what’s including in our furnace maintenance »

Save on Your Furnace Maintenance

Do you want to save money on your seasonal furnace maintenance and other services? Invest in a heating maintenance agreement with Arctic Air Conditioning. These money-saving contracts include:

  • Complete seasonal maintenance
  • Priority emergency service 7 days a week
  • 15% discount on any work during the contract period
  • And more!

Learn more about our heating service agreements »

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

If you live in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, or Ocean County, NJ, schedule your furnace maintenance today! We can help you avoid major problems during the season by checking for any issues now.

Contact us online or by phone at 732-455-9110!

Testimonials
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”Air conditioning "died" on a 98 degree weekend. Extremly pleased that I was able to get a same day appointment. Christian showed up on time and quickly assessed the problem.…”

- Steph K
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”Took a no nonsense approach. Got right to the problem and resolved it very quickly. Fast, courteous and knowledgeable. I would absolutely use this Company and this technician again.”

- Frank Goodline
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”I would like to personally thank Arctic Air for making customer service a priority. A special thanks to “John” for reaching out and reinforcing my belief that I chose the…”

- Sunnie Casimiro
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”I have been a customer of Arctic Air for 9 years now. They are always prompt, knowledgeable and professional with their service. Today Dan Mawber (one of their service techs)…”

- David Heiblim
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”We have had wonderful service this week from Arctic Air. On Monday, Anthony came out to do our seasonal maintenance and made time in his schedule to accommodate us in…”

- Harry Himelfarb
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”Very personable, professional, neat and efficient.”

- Mike Spinelli
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”This is my third experience with Arctic Air Conditioning and the service has been excellent each time! My call this time was because my air conditioning wasn’t working so it…”

- Barbet Rucker
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”We arrived home to find the AC was not running, called the service. Rob was here and my AC was up and running by 615pm. No exaggeration! Excellent service! I…”

- Lisa Michalski-Sciarrino
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”My brother needed a new heating & air conditioning system. I had him call Arctic Air. Since my brother needed some help understanding what to ask I was there from…”

- javier santiago
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”Our old furnace conked out 3 years ago. Got one estimate for a new furnace, which was more than our budget allowed. Arctic's estimate was quite a bit less. They…”

- MsRollingthunder Bingham
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”Kyle was very professional! He was pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient! I hope I won’t have any problems, but if I do I would request this great young man! Best Regards,…”

- Ellen Siberberg
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”Kyle was awesome. Very polite and professional. Serviced my AC unit in a timely fashion.”

- Sherry Komosinski
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”Great! From the initial call to the tech just leaving. It’s a holiday weekend, they came with no problem, fixed the problem and didn’t charge us an arm and a…”

- Lyn WD
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”Excellent service they always take care of me as a customer and Ithe most polite people around the technician really takes his time and goes over everything and his name…”

- Gary Placona
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”The installers were professional and hardworking. They were prompt and had a great attention to detail. Would definitely recommend!”

- Meghann Valeo
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”Polite, efficient and informative. Very professional.”

- edward bergman
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”I'm extremely pleased with the service I've gotten from Arctic Air. They have always been thorough and professional and paid attention to details that were missed by other companies I…”

- Ellen Bee
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”Kyle was very professional and answered all my questions. My HVAC is ready for Summer! I will request Kyle again for the Fall maintenance. Enjoyable experience. Thank you!”

- Jessica Hegmann
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”I have never had anyone teach me specific details to help with increasing the functioning with my system and what to do if there is a problem. He explained every…”

- carly
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”On time, respectful, courteous, efficient, professional service.”

- Theodore Goldstein
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”Very professional and told me everything that he was going to check”

- tony
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